A Different Contagion: India’s Bank Bailouts

SingaporeModi, cc Flickr Narendra Modi, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The potential collapse of India’s banking sector is a contagion of a different kind, but its ramifications could be felt far longer than the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Growing Importance of Universal Basic Income

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The COVID-19 pandemic has given us a first glimpse of universal basic income (UBI) in action. It won’t be the last time.

COVID-19: Fallen Angels Rain Down on Wall Street

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The first wave of corporate debt downgrades has hit, leaving a string of ‘fallen angels’ in its wake.

The New “Twenty Years’ Crisis”: 2000-2020

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Is COVID-19 the death knell of liberal internationalism?

Why Is the US Military Fighting in Niger?

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And will it be there for much longer?

COVID-19: UN Security Council Must Take the Lead

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It is high time to switch off autopilot. Leadership and vision now!

COVID-19 in Focus: United Kingdom

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As Britain prepares for the peak of the coronavirus crisis, the government’s being urged to provide the National Health Service with more equipment to save lives.

COVID-19 in Focus: Brazil

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The high priest of COVID-19 denialism has his work cut out for him in insulating Brazil’s vulnerable economy from the effects of the pandemic.

COVID-19: Economic Impact Round-up (4-1-2020)

COVID-19 shortages, cc Flickr Jon Taylor, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Recounting global disruptions from the COVID-19 outbreak, along with the growing list of government stimulus initiatives deployed to mitigate them.

Decision Time Looms for Brussels on COVID-19 Response

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The upcoming April 7 finance minister summit might one day be looked back on as a turning point in the history of the European Union – for better or worse.

Is Belarus Doomed to Dependence on Russia?

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Minsk has tried to carve out a more independent niche since the Ukraine crisis, but its room for maneuver remains severely constrained.

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